Shogi Japanese Chess Game Set with Wooden Board/Table, Drawers and Traditional Koma Pieces
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- PREMIUM QUALITY - Made from the finest natural wood for solid and sturdy feel. The built-in drawer makes it easy to store the koma pieces. Board measures - L: 10.6” x W: 9.8” x H: 1.8” (27cm x 25cm x 5cm)
- HAND PAINTED - Each playing piece was made from linden wood with kanji characters painted in black on the front and red on the back. Set includes 20 pawns (includes 2 extra), 2 rooks, 2 bishops, 4 lances, 4 knights, 4 silver generals, 4 gold generals, and 2 kings.
- FULL ENGLISH INSTRUCTIONS - Illustrations make learning the rules easy for beginners. Explanations of game play and what each koma piece represents are also included.
- PERFECT GIFT ITEM - A great gift for the strategy board game enthusiast. Our shogi game set features everything you need to get started playing.
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“It is even better looking than in the picture. Solid wood construction, the drawers slide smoothly and the pieces are beautifully hand-crafted. Many grueling games already!” Natalie Bean
“The board is excellent quality and looks really nice, enough so that I can leave it on the coffee table as a centerpiece.” Ashton
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- Board: W:10.6" x H:9.8" x D:1.8" (27cm x 25cm x 5cm)
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The game pieces in the set are also made from natural wood. Some of the pieces contain natural wood grains as well as rings. The writing on the pieces appears to have been written by hand, as some pieces have discolored from someone whipping the ink away to rewrite some characters.
Unfortunately, this set does not come with anything to house the pieces captured by both players during game play. The pieces are made from scrap pieces of wood--the result is one pawn had a distorted shape. Some of the larger pieces are a little wide for the squares on the board.
As for the instructional sheet it does no more than explain the basic rules of Shogi. Matching the pieces to sheet may be confusing to those who cannot read Japanese because the writing in the manual does not match the font use on the actual game pieces--especially for rook, bishop, knight and silver general.
This set gives only the bare essentials needed to play and to learn how to play Shogi. It comes with a sheet explaining the rules, game peices, and a board with a drawer to house all the game pieces. The piece comes with two extra pawns; so the distorted piece may be discarded. Aside from minor issues (a distorted pawn, the writing on the pieces written in a different font and manner than what is written on the sheet, and the size of major pieces being too wide for the squares on the game board) this is a very nice piece. The disappointing thing about this set it that the person who wrote on pieces or made the set did not sign his or her name on the bottom-side of the Jewel (opposing) King; nor did he or she write the font he or she used on the pieces on the bottom-side of the (defending) King.
My issue with this set is the quality of the pieces. The pieces are poorly cut, like pieces do not match in size nor shape, and the print on one of my golds were smudged, and the triangular edge of one of the pieces were clearly cut off to make a hexagon not a pentagon shape of shogi pieces.
Not bad if you want to pick up shogi, but they could do better to improve the quality of the pieces so that they fit the board.
UPDATE!!! Having used the board multiple times, I took notice that the drawer has a set of magnets on them to help the drawer self close shut into the board. Definitely a nice feature. They really made great effort to put as much quality into the board.
The pieces are light and moveable. The kanji on one of them isn't perfect so it's kind of hard to read but that's mostly because I can't read kanji!
Packaging was great! It was double boxed with bubble wrap inside the first box and styrofoam protecting the table inside the second. (It actually got dropped and there's no damage at all)
Definitely worth purchasing for anybody looking to get into Shogi.
The pieces are fine, though being made from scrap wood has left some of them uneven.
My only issue with it is that the piece sizes vary supposedly to aid players identify the value of the pieces and the pieces themselves. I personally find this annoying.
As another reviewer has said, some of the pieces are larger than the squares, but going slightly over the lines isn't really a big problem. Some of the wooden pieces are slightly chipped or flawed (no paint missing - it was chipped before painting), and the red ink on the promoted sides seems to be somewhat faded on many of the pieces. One or two of the black-ink sides were slightly smudged.
In short, this is a great set for playing shogi with. Not so much a collector's set to display proudly, but that's not what I got it for.
The one thing that does impress me quality-wise, is the drawer under the board for storing the pieces. It slides in and out easily (from either side), and when sliding in, it smoothly finds its place. It's not too easy to overshoot that place, nor does it jarringly "snap" into place. It just "finds" it.
Following an idea from youtube, I took a sharpie to the pieces, to mark on the corners what the available moves for all the pieces were. Dots for single-square moves, short lines at the edges for distance moves (lance, rook, bishop), and L-shaped hooks at the front for the knights. Hopefully this makes it easier for a new player to join the fun.
The pieces are rather large for the board size, but I am making do with it.
There is only 1 gripe I have with this purchase. I was told that instructions would come with the board, but it did not. Though no harm done, because I was able to find instructions online and print them out myself.